Welcome to the Vintage Projects Collection!

Our goal is to preserve the inspired DIY spirit of the past. Our free project reprints cover farm machines, the woodshop, machine shop, boats, archery and more. These vintage plans come from a half-century ago when do-it-yourself enthusiasts turned wood, metal and old motors into useful workhorses, functional tools, and toys.

Most of the plans are in PDF format. If you don't have it, get the free PDF reader.

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Featured Project - Gold Prospecting

Attention, you gold diggers! If you dream of finding fabulous riches by panning for gold strike it rich in half the time with this gold prospector's dry washing machine.

This vibrating rig which lets you sift for gold far from streams, where "claim jumpers" are a rarity. You'll only need access to a few buckets worth of water.

 


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